The Malaysia Happiness Survey is the first survey conducted by the Department of Statistics
Malaysia (DOSM) to measure the level of happiness in Malaysia from the physical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects. The survey was implemented from September to November 2021 based on household approach covering selected residential areas in Malaysia. The main findings of this survey were displayed by state, strata, gender, ethnic group, age group, marital status and educational attainment
MALAYSIA HAPPINESS INDEX OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT
Based on the survey findings, the performance of the Malaysia Happiness Index score in 2021 was at a happy level with a score of 6.48. Analysis by component showed that the highest index score recorded was the family component which was 7.23, followed by religion and spiritual component (7.21) and health (6.75). Other components namely, the time use component were recorded at a score of 6.72, social participation (6.46), housing and environment (6.39), working life (6.31), education (6.30), public safety (6.28), culture (6.20), emotional experience (6.15), communication facilities (6.14) and income (6.04). Overall, all the 13 components were at a happy level between a score of 6.01 to 8.00.
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THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
22 July 2022
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my